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An apple a day....

branflakes1980branflakes1980 Posts: 2,522Member Member Posts: 2,522Member Member
Hello MFP. Kind of a strange question. Looking to see if anyone has had this happen to them before. When I eat apples, my face sweats. Not like gross dripping sweat, but it definitely starts to perspire a bit on my forehead, and the T-Zone area. It's so strange. Nothing else happens to me, my stomach is fine, everything... fine.. Just sweat and as soon as I am done eating the apple it stops. I'm stumped.

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  • FL_HikerFL_Hiker Posts: 908Member Member Posts: 908Member Member
    I have this exact same reaction but with citrus, if I eat an orange or a lemon I sweat so much. Sour candy is even worse... I’ve asked all my doctors and they’ve been puzzled. My only guess is perhaps it’s a strange allergic reaction 🤷‍♀️
    Are the apples you eat sour apples like green Granny Smith? Or sweet when this happens?
    edited March 14
  • branflakes1980branflakes1980 Posts: 2,522Member Member Posts: 2,522Member Member
    FL_Hiker wrote: »
    I have this exact same reaction but with citrus, if I eat an orange or a lemon I sweat so much. Sour candy is even worse... I’ve asked all my doctors and they’ve been puzzled. My only guess is perhaps it’s a strange allergic reaction 🤷‍♀️
    Are the apples you eat sour apples like green Granny Smith? Or sweet when this happens?

    I usually only eat honey crisp and I think they are on the sweeter side more than the sour side.
  • livingmybestlife123livingmybestlife123 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Yes apples give me indigestion and cause my mouth to itch. I’ve tried pealing them but had the same effect. I’ve eaten golden delicious red delicious Granny Smith and honey crips. All same reaction. Oranges does that if I don’t eat the out of the fridge. Navel oranges. Green Grapes cause my mouth to itch. Bananas also give me indigestion if I eat them on an empty stomach. Geeze☹️
    edited March 14
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Posts: 8,635Member Member Posts: 8,635Member Member
    do you wash your produce?

    it could be a mild allergy due to pollen or pesticides.

    there is a rare syndrome-frey's syndrome. might be something to check with a dr
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 2,797Member Member Posts: 2,797Member Member
    Interesting. I havent heard of this before and i work in health care.

    My apple of choice is Honeycrisp.
    edited March 15
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 673Member Member Posts: 673Member Member
    Watch out for chemicals sprayed onto fruit to make it look more beautiful, to make it last longer. A simple way to get rid of it and to get rid of that wax which is sprayed on - dip your fruit for a second into boiling hot water. Voila!
  • JBanx256JBanx256 Posts: 348Member Member Posts: 348Member Member
    nooshi713 wrote: »

    My apple of choice is Honeycrisp.

    Mine too!

  • branflakes1980branflakes1980 Posts: 2,522Member Member Posts: 2,522Member Member
    mbaker566 wrote: »
    do you wash your produce?

    it could be a mild allergy due to pollen or pesticides.

    there is a rare syndrome-frey's syndrome. might be something to check with a dr

    Yes I always wash all of my produce extremely well. I plan on bringing it up with the doctor the next time I go. Thank you :smile:
  • branflakes1980branflakes1980 Posts: 2,522Member Member Posts: 2,522Member Member
    JBanx256 wrote: »
    nooshi713 wrote: »

    My apple of choice is Honeycrisp.

    Mine too!

    I won't eat any other kind. :smile:
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 17,954Member Member Posts: 17,954Member Member
    Hello MFP. Kind of a strange question. Looking to see if anyone has had this happen to them before. When I eat apples, my face sweats. Not like gross dripping sweat, but it definitely starts to perspire a bit on my forehead, and the T-Zone area. It's so strange. Nothing else happens to me, my stomach is fine, everything... fine.. Just sweat and as soon as I am done eating the apple it stops. I'm stumped.

    It's your love for honey crisps shining though...
  • LJKN1GHTLJKN1GHT Posts: 67Member, Premium Member Posts: 67Member, Premium Member
    Love apples but they make my mouth itch 🤨
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 2,797Member Member Posts: 2,797Member Member
    JBanx256 wrote: »
    nooshi713 wrote: »

    My apple of choice is Honeycrisp.

    Mine too!

    Once I tasted them I couldnt go back to other apples.
  • MelanieCN77MelanieCN77 Posts: 3,397Member Member Posts: 3,397Member Member
    If you like honeycrisps, give pink lady or cripp's pink a try. I also tried an "opal" apple from TJ's today - incredibly sweet!
  • JohnnytotheBJohnnytotheB Posts: 284Member Member Posts: 284Member Member
    Maybe buy organic if you don't already. It may be the pesticides/fungicides/longevity products that they put on apples/produce.
    edited March 16
  • TankiscoolTankiscool Posts: 9,514Member Member Posts: 9,514Member Member
    The apples know that your true football love is in Green Bay and not Chicago :p
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Posts: 8,145Member Member Posts: 8,145Member Member
    I eat an apple almost every day, but no problems here.
  • shaumomshaumom Posts: 860Member Member Posts: 860Member Member
    re: the sweating - it could be a histamine reaction, potentially. Which can be allergy related OR can be related to something else due to histamine elevation (a histamine flush is one thing that can happen with lower level allergies. It causes heat, so possibly could cause sweating?).

    One way to check this would be to get some liquid children's benadryl and either have it 20 minutes before you eat apples and see if the sweating is less, or have it afterward and see if you feel better quickly.

    OR...if you have a very serious soy or dairy allergy, this could be a super low level reaction to that. Many apples have wax coatings, and I know at least one of the coatings (lac wax coating) typically has added soy or dairy. It's very minute amounts, so people don't usually react unless they have a serious allergy. But fresh produce is not regulated by the FDA, so the allergy warning labels are not required for things like this. :-/

    RE: some folks with itching mouths. That's usually OAS - oral allergy syndrome. It can happen when the body mistakes something for something else that you are allergic too. Most commonly, it's mistaking something like apples for something you have a hay fever allergy to. They have lists of OAS common reactions based on what hay fever allergies one might have. It's super quirky.
    edited March 19
  • sytchequeensytchequeen Posts: 432Member Member Posts: 432Member Member
    Nope But apples make me feel hungry - so I never snack on them, they leave my stomach growling and demanding more food
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